Romantic Edinburgh Getaway
Edinburgh sits on extinct volcanoes and rocky crags while looking out onto the waters of the Firth of Forth, which lie at its northern side. Located at the highest point, however, is the magnificent edifice of the Edinburgh Castle that looms over the city, keeping watch on Princes Street, which is now the main shopping district.
Edinburgh is an ideal place for a romantic holiday. It is located in Scotland, a part of the United Kingdom that has some of the most magnificent scenery on the planet. It has history - stretching back to the twelfth century when it first became a walled town. Edinburgh's history has been well preserved by a city council that is passionate about conservation. Thanks to their interest in keeping the city's historical legacy well and alive, Edinburgh is a very rewarding place to visit - not only will it be a trip back in time, but it will also help you rediscover the magic of love.
The structure of the city, which until the 12th Century was just a settlement, has become more defined with time. Its shape is now like that of a fish, with the head where the castle is, the thoroughfare that is now the Royal Mile as the backbone, and the ribs are the closes, or alleyways, that lead off the sides of the ridge. Some of these closes still survive, thus providing historical resonance to a city defined by the time span of its existence.
There are so many sights to see in Edinburgh, that a day is not enough to sample all its delights - although you can take a bus ride around the town and see all the important sights. However, you need three or four days to explore this great city. You will not want to miss the Edinburgh Castle, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Museum, and the Georgian House. Make sure to explore the Old Town thoroughly - this includes Huntly House and the People's Story, as well as New Town, where the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art are located.
A visit to the Port of Leith is a must - in order to see the Royal Yacht Britannia that was once the proud possession of the Queen of England, but has since been decommissioned and now rests in the harbor here. You can also undertake treks and hiking trips in the surrounding areas.
If you are visiting Edinburgh for its famed Arts Festival, make sure you have booked for boarding well in advance, for it seems as though half the world has decided to make the trip to the city to witness the most extravagant celebration of artistic spirit and creativity on the planet. The festival features many concerts, exhibitions, workshops, lecture, street performances, and shows.
Arts Festival Mandala
Arts Festival Mandala
There is a lot going on in Edinburgh that makes it an ideal romantic getaway - it is a city in a country known for legendary romances, with a long and noble history. This is a great city for those who love the arts. Go to Edinburgh and rediscover the true meaning of passion!